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Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 10, 2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,032
Posted By JMAESD84
I chose timeshare ownership over the option of...

I chose timeshare ownership over the option of having a second home and built my portfolio with a concrete plan regarding my life as a "snow bird" once retired.

I'm closing now for additional...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting February 3, 2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,078
Posted By JMAESD84
It is possible to directly contact the (PCC...

It is possible to directly contact the (PCC fueled) power sellers on eBay to sell your timeshare directly on a commission basis. I haven't done this myself so I don't no the exact terms available...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting January 16, 2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 22,988
Posted By JMAESD84
I've posted several times in the past my opinion...

I've posted several times in the past my opinion that resorts need to deliver VALUE. This VALUE PROPOSITION is very important for the stability of the resort as an ongoing entity.

Adding "value"...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 4, 2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By JMAESD84
I would recommend against buying a Marriott...

I would recommend against buying a Marriott timeshare NOW, unless you absolutely have to have it, and KNOW it is the time/location that you must have.

A full analysis of the timeshare marketplace...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 23, 2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By JMAESD84
You're predicting that Marriott "weeks" timeshare...

You're predicting that Marriott "weeks" timeshare resale prices are going up, because supply is capped and potentially decreasing over time.

I disagree with this theory.

The factors that cause...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 19, 2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm not surprised that each of you have EXITED to...

I'm not surprised that each of you have EXITED to the sideline at the moment.

Rock bottom price buyers perform an even greater price support service than an active ROFR buying program. As...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 18, 2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By JMAESD84
TUG Members new bottom price

I've long held the theory that timeshare experts (such as TUG members) set the rock bottom price levels on eBay resale pricing. Experts generally focus on specific resorts or resort groups.

These...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 14, 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 48,824
Posted By JMAESD84
Of course (access to weeks deposited for points),...

Of course (access to weeks deposited for points), isn't this the dream they are trying to sell to new Points Buyers.

It would seem that they would have to replace this inventory with comparable...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 14, 2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 48,824
Posted By JMAESD84
:hysterical: Weeks converted for points can...

:hysterical:

Weeks converted for points can only see other weeks converted for points. WOW!!

And those first to the enrolled points party think they are going to get exactly what for trades?...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 8, 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,956
Posted By JMAESD84
I believe that Marriott will only selectively...

I believe that Marriott will only selectively ROFR inventory from a resale market that they hope to destroy.

Once the resale market has bottomed out they will have an ample source of inventory...
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 24, 2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 113,806
Posted By JMAESD84
Never owned Marriott

An impartial opinion regarding this new system.

The new system will significantly reduce the external resale value and effective yield to any current owner wishing to leave the Marriott "family". ...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting June 14, 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By JMAESD84
I don't know the answer to the "acquired" status,...

I don't know the answer to the "acquired" status, but, most certainly buying more points from the developer is the wrong answer (99.999999%) of the time.
Forum: Exchanging June 9, 2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,154
Posted By JMAESD84
One of the points weeks that I own is triennial...

One of the points weeks that I own is triennial (an 86,500 point week), with points distribution of 28,833 annually.

This is not very many points annually so when you factor the annual membership...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting June 2, 2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,729
Posted By JMAESD84
Cindy, Nicely done. This is just one of...

Cindy,

Nicely done.

This is just one of several creative ways that timeshares can be advertised to folks that have no idea about the timeshare resale market or the low cost inventory that exits...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 22, 2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By JMAESD84
I think you can understand what I'm trying to...

I think you can understand what I'm trying to accomplish. Which is using the POA legal instrument to have another person "stand in your shoes and act in your name" with regard to the timeshare...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 21, 2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By JMAESD84
Power of Attorney - Used for control and use.

I've been bouncing this idea around in my head for a while.

I wonder if a recorded power of attorney for the disposition and use of a timeshare product could be employeed as a method of retaining...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 20, 2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By JMAESD84
Agree completely. I'm sure once this issue is...

Agree completely. I'm sure once this issue is communicated to VIN Inc. this will get resolved to the buyers satisfaction.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 19, 2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm still buying. I'm trying to be...

I'm still buying.

I'm trying to be extremely selective in my choices.

My portfolio is already as large as I want it to be at this time to achieve the short term goals I have. I'm also...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 15, 2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,419
Posted By JMAESD84
This sort of thread just never goes away.....well...

This sort of thread just never goes away.....well that is until the moderators :eek:
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 15, 2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 26,925
Posted By JMAESD84
Nice to see many of TUGs seasoned veterans and...

Nice to see many of TUGs seasoned veterans and true pros contributing to what has turned out to be a very upbeat thread about the goodness of timesharing.

To the OP, you are fortunate to have...
Forum: Exchanging May 9, 2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By JMAESD84
All the time. You'll need to go through RCI web...

All the time. You'll need to go through RCI web support to complete the exchange to get the online price.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 8, 2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By JMAESD84
My last two purchases where just pay closing...

My last two purchases where just pay closing costs and one had the first years use free.

Great time to acquire timeshares if you can afford the costs/risks of owning.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 8, 2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By JMAESD84
Club Regina....Raintree Points

Have been looking into adding Raintree Points to my portfolio of timeshares. I realize that there was a recent special assessment equal to about a years MF.

Seeking TUG input on regarding...
Forum: Exchanging May 1, 2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By JMAESD84
RCI evidently has a bug in their system (imagine...

RCI evidently has a bug in their system (imagine my surprise). I'm experiencing the same situation now.

WARNING: This explanation will be difficult to follow for those not familiar with the RCI...
Forum: Exchanging April 29, 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,191
Posted By JMAESD84
If you've got a premium week and you are happy...

If you've got a premium week and you are happy with the trades that you get in the week system, then I don't see any need to convert.

If you want the flexibility/options that points provide you...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting April 27, 2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By JMAESD84
If you only are going to purchase into one points...

If you only are going to purchase into one points system then I would choose RCI points (I'm an owner) as the best for exploiting what the RCI exchange system has to offer(both points and weeks...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting April 9, 2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,343
Posted By JMAESD84
While I can appreciate the difficulties that...

While I can appreciate the difficulties that highly seasonal locations like Cape Cod face, they too should offer a VALUE PROPOSITION to their owners.

I don't live far from Cape Cod and the...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting April 4, 2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,343
Posted By JMAESD84
I agree. I have posted several times about...

I agree.

I have posted several times about this issue and the fact that resorts must offer a VALUE PROPOSITION to their owners. If an current owner no longer sees the value in the ownership and...
Forum: Exchanging March 28, 2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 63,073
Posted By JMAESD84
What is being described here is exactly what...

What is being described here is exactly what Redweek does today. Absent the formula for setting exchange values on deposits, which probably won't be provided by any of the exchange companies.
...
Forum: Starwood Vacation Ownership March 11, 2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By JMAESD84
Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas ($11.50 total)

Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas 2BD/2BA EEY

$11.50

Free Closing and Free 2010 usage.

eBay Item number: 380212661495
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 11, 2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By JMAESD84
Was the full amount of the assessment about equal...

Was the full amount of the assessment about equal to a years maintenance fees.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 11, 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By JMAESD84
Does anyone know the status of the special...

Does anyone know the status of the special assessment within the Raintree system?
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 10, 2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,875
Posted By JMAESD84
I would agree with this. This would also be a...

I would agree with this. This would also be a great time for an owner controlled HOA to petition the court to get control of the developer rights, unsold inventory and all marketing rights to the...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 5, 2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By JMAESD84
You can: Choose to go on vacation yourself...

You can:

Choose to go on vacation yourself using your week. (Always an option up until the end).

Reserve a new date as you've stated to extend the period to find a renter.

Deposit with the...
Forum: Exchanging March 2, 2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,849
Posted By JMAESD84
There is nothing inherently wrong with the "buy...

There is nothing inherently wrong with the "buy where you want to go" advise that seeks to assure useful value even if exchanging becomes a problem with your timeshare or the exchange company.
...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting February 23, 2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,568
Posted By JMAESD84
This question suggests that a resale market for...

This question suggests that a resale market for timeshares was ever "established". The resale of timeshares has always been inefficient. Those of us (myself included) who use eBay as a measure of...
Forum: Exchanging February 9, 2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,486
Posted By JMAESD84
If you call RCI Points you'll get transferred to...

If you call RCI Points you'll get transferred to the a points partner agent who will complete the booking. You can also do the transaction on line by following the link provided after logging into...
Forum: Exchanging February 8, 2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,486
Posted By JMAESD84
I've done several flights via RCI points partners...

I've done several flights via RCI points partners and it has worked well for me. The redemption rate (discount) I get is slightly better than my per point costs, so it is a decent alternative use of...
Forum: Point System Discussions January 31, 2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By JMAESD84
No. Harborside is not affiliated with RCI.

No.

Harborside is not affiliated with RCI.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting January 30, 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By JMAESD84
Since virtually every RCI points resort is not...

Since virtually every RCI points resort is not one of the hotel brand resorts you are almost certain to get what you want at a very good price.

The beauty of RCI points is the almost unmatched...
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